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先秦兩漢 - Pre-Qin and Han

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道家 - Daoism

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道德經 - Dao De Jing

[Warring States (475 BC - 221 BC)] English translation: James Legge [?]
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[Also known as: 《老子》, "Tao Te Ching", "Laozi"]

30 道德經:
以道佐人主者,不以兵強天下。其事好還。師之所處,荊棘生焉。大軍之後,必有凶年。善有果而已,不敢以取強。果而勿矜,果而勿伐,果而勿驕。果而不得已,果而勿強。物壯則老,是謂不道,不道早已。
Dao De Jing:
(A caveat against war)
He who would assist a lord of men in harmony with the Dao will not assert his mastery in the kingdom by force of arms. Such a course is sure to meet with its proper return.
Wherever a host is stationed, briars and thorns spring up. In the sequence of great armies there are sure to be bad years.
A skilful (commander) strikes a decisive blow, and stops. He does not dare (by continuing his operations) to assert and complete his mastery. He will strike the blow, but will be on his guard against being vain or boastful or arrogant in consequence of it. He strikes it as a matter of necessity; he strikes it, but not from a wish for mastery.
When things have attained their strong maturity they become old. This may be said to be not in accordance with the Dao: and what is not in accordance with it soon comes to an end.

老子河上公章句 - Heshanggong Laozi

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道經

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儉武

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1 儉武:
以道佐人主者,謂人主能以道自輔佐也。不以兵強天下。以道自佐之主,不以兵革,順天任德,敵人自服。其事好還。其舉事好還自責,不怨於人也。師之所處,荊棘生焉。農事廢,田不修。大軍之後,必有凶年。天應之以惡氣,即害五穀,盡傷人也。善有果而已,善用兵者,當果敢而已,不美之。不敢以取強。不以果敢取強大之名也。果而勿矜當果敢謙卑,勿自矜大也。果而勿伐,當果敢推讓,勿自伐取其美也。果而勿驕,驕,欺也。果敢勿以驕欺人。果而不得已,當過果敢至誠,不當逼迫不得已也。果而勿強果敢勿以為強兵、堅甲以欺凌人也。物壯則老,草木壯極則枯落,人壯極則衰老也。言強者不可以久。是謂不道。枯老者,坐不行道也。不道早已。不行道者早死。

出土文獻 - Excavated texts

郭店 - Guodian

老子甲 - Laozi A

4 老子甲:
以道佐人主者,不欲以兵強於天下。善者果而已,不以取強。果而弗伐,果而弗驕,果而弗矜,是謂果而不強。其事好長。

馬王堆 - Mawangdui

老子甲 - Laozi A

老子甲道經

30 老子甲道... :
以道佐人主,不以兵強□天下。□□□□□□所居,楚朸生之。善者果而已矣,毌矣取強焉。果而毌驕,果而勿矜,果而□□,果而毌得已居,是胃□而不強。物壯而老,是胃之不道。不道蚤已。

老子乙 - Laozi B

老子乙道經

30 老子乙道... :
以道佐人主,不以兵強於天下。其□□□□□□□□棘生之。善者果而已矣,毌以取強焉。果而毌驕,果而勿矜,果□□傷,果而毌得已居。是胃果而強。物壯而老,胃之不道。不道蚤已。

漢代之後 - Post-Han

隋唐 - Sui-Tang

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卷三十四

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老子

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道經

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17 道經:
以道佐人主,謂人主能以道自輔佐。不以兵强於天下,順天任德,敵人自服也。師之所處,荊棘生焉。農事廢,田不脩。大軍之後,必有凶年,天應之以惡氣,即害五穀也。善者果而已,行善者,當果敢而已,不休也。不敢以取强焉。不敢以果敢取强大之名。果而勿矜,當果敢謙卑,勿自矜大。果而勿伐,當果敢推讓,勿自伐也。果而勿驕,驕,欺,勿以驕欺也。果而勿强。果敢,勿以為强,以侵凌人也。

宋明 - Song-Ming

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兵部七

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良將下

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7 良將下:
《老子》曰:以道佐人主者,不以兵強天下,果而勿矜,果而勿伐。河上公注云:「當果敢推讓,勿自伐取其美也。」

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